The Music Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by marieke, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. marieke New Member

    We have some great artist over here who you'll probably never hear of unless I post some of their music here. I wonder what you think of it.

    Currently this song is a hit over here. It's performed by a band which was unkown until they won a festival a while ago.

    Leaf - wonderwoman

    And this is Anouk, she's been around for quite a while already.

    Anouk - nobody's wife

    I'll post some more music some other time.

  2. szecsuani Experienced Member

    I think I have heard of Anouk somewhere...
    This music is not really my style, but it's pretty good.
  3. Jean Cote Administrator

    I like the first one better. I thought it was pretty good! :D

    P.S. I edited your post because in the 2nd video, they disabled embeding.
  4. CollieMan Experienced Member

    I like the first one too. I see and hear influences from Pink and Lilly Allen, amongst others.

    In exchange, I'll give you.... Anthony and the Johnsons. They're not mainstream, and, in my view, deserve a whole lot more credit than they receive. It's true to say that they are unusual, but I prefer the term "unique". I just don't know anyone else these days who seems to feel their music as much as Anthony does. I defy you to listen to the following track in its entirely and not feel moved...

    It's a cover, but a cover done perfectly in my view.


  5. marieke New Member

    Who's this guy, is he famous at all? He has a beautiful voice, very sexy. I like cripple and the starfish too. Never heard of them before though.
  6. CollieMan Experienced Member

    Famous? Hmm, hard to define I guess. Though I think it would be fair to say that if you asked ten people on the street who they were, nine of them wouldn't have a clue who you were talking about.

    You can learn a little more about them.

    Another group worth looking out for, (Jean should already know them quite well, as they are Canadian) is Arcade Fire. They've grown in popularity here over the past year. (Thanks in no small part to appearing on the Jonathan Ross show.)

    There aren't many modern pop groups who can include a banjo and a piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, keyboard, French horn, accordion, hurdy gurdy, harp and mandolin, and still make it sound modern!


    I saw them in concert the other week and they are absolutely staggering.

    Feel free to point me to more Dutch music. I love finding out about new music, especially if they're unconventional in some way.
  7. kujo3405 New Member

    That was pretty good not what i mainy listen to
  8. marieke New Member

    Maybe Jean could rename this thread to The music thread and we can all post music in here.

    This is quite a populair band in the Netherlands. Not really my style, I prefer classical music, opera and gregorian music over pop, but especially the goths love this.

    Within Temptation - Ice Queen


    And the singer of Within Temptation also was in a project with Dutch band Ayreon. They wrote "Into the Electric Castle - a space opera". I have the CD and I think it's brilliant. It's a nice mix of some styles and Thijs van Leer, the famous clarinet player, is in it too.

    Ayreon - Into the electric castle

  9. marieke New Member

    I also like these guys. The singer entered in the Idiols competion but he quit because he didn't want to sign the contract if he would win. He felt it would hold him back on making the music he likes.


    I listened to Arcade Fire but I'm not sure I really like it. I think what they've done with the instruments is a great idea but it all sounds a bit "messy" is you know what I mean. A bit too much at the same time.
  10. Jean Cote Administrator

    Done - Renamed the thread :D
  11. marieke New Member

    And not to forget: The Nits. They've been around for ages but they still perform. In Japan they are still a big hit, doing many concerts there. I chose the best known song by them In the Dutch Mountains but they have so many other great songs it's definately worth your time looking up some more.

  12. marieke New Member

    Wow you're fast! And why aren't you in bed???? Isn't it like 3 in the morning over there?
  13. Jean Cote Administrator

    LOL. I've been working on the website, I've been at it all day. I was up until like 8:30 AM yesterday .... But I'm pretty much done now! :) Don't you like the new look of the forum when you come in? It shows latest posts and stuff. :D
  14. marieke New Member

    It's great what you did, you're a star! (but also a little nuts for staying up so late ;) ) Now go to bed!
  15. marieke New Member

    And yet another great Dutch band: Krezip. The first video is the song that was their great breakthrue. It's a live version, not the best quality but I love how the public is singing the first part for her. The second one is a hit at this moment, also a great song.


  16. l_l_a New Member

    wow I have broadened my musical horizons from following this thread! thanks guys!

    The only contemporary Dutch music artists I know of (prior to this thread) and am a fan of, are DJ's Tiesto and Armin van Buuren. (I thought Paul van Dyk, another famous trance DJ, was Dutch too, but I just checked and he's German)


  17. marieke New Member

    DJ music like that isn't really the kind of music I like but being Dutch they should absolutely be mentioned, you're right.
  18. CollieMan Experienced Member

    Another one that might be of interest. It would go down as one of my favourite tracks. Lisa Gerrard - Sanvean (I am your shadow). Lisa is the often haunting voice that can be heard on many music scores (particularly those from Hans Zimmer, including Gladiator).

  19. marieke New Member

    I love this kind of music. I also like Enya and I have some Irish music that is a bit like this.
  20. CollieMan Experienced Member

    Another voice that might be worth checking out. I've no idea how well-known she is at the moment. She's another voice that I discovered through the Jonathan Ross show. I give you...

    Regina Spektor. Listening to her voice is like opening your bedroom window on a fresh Spring morning.

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